Corpus Christi is not only the “sparkling city by the sea”, but it’s also undoubtedly the most pot-hole ridden city in the most southern United States. It would be interesting to get a city count on the number of pot-holes on every street. I went out this afternoon and counted over 80 pot-holes just on St. Andrews street alone. Some were recently filled and some were newly formed. It didn’t help that Holly had been shut down for months, and St. Andrews became a thoroughfare for cars traveling to Saratoga. The country club traffic more than quadrupled during this time, creating massive pot-holes, usually after a good rain, throughout the entire street.
Pot-holes pose a serious road hazard to cars, motorcycles and bikes. There have been a number of law suites filed against cities in the US concerning bodily injured suffered by pot-holes. There is obviously never a shortage of lawyers willing to prosecute the city for injuries suffered from a pot-hole.
So, how many pot-holes does a street need before it gets completely resurfaced? And why keep filling pot-holes until there is nothing left but a cratered, pot-marked street with every different shade of chip-seal you can imagine? Well, I called the city Traffic Engineer (Traffic hazards) at the customer call center (361-826-2498) to find out.
I spoke to one of the local city employees and got some good information on how to report a pot-hole and even get the city engineers to consider re-paving your entire street if there are too many pot-holes to count. The best way to address your concerns is to go to our city website, The City of Corpus Christi Official Website. Once you arrive to the main page, go to the left hand side of the side and click “request a service”. In the ‘find request type’ box, select “street services”. There are a few selections that include base failures, pavement deterioration and potholes. This will direct you to an email request. To go directly to the request a service page of the city website, click here to report a pot-hole or resurface your street.
So, how many pot-holes did you count today?